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Beer Dates in Illinois

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Illinois has never been kind to me (we won't go into details), so I'm just going to recommend your try the Beer World Database: Illinois and John Bice's Great Lakes Microbrewry Links page for finding more Illinois breweries.

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Goose Island Beer Company
(Chicago, Illinois)

Entry updated 23 August 1997. Goose Island beers have a BEST WHEN CONSUMED BY date in a white rectangle on the back label, but it's often too faded to read. Cartons have an MMDDYY date on the long side.

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